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Sold for: £24,150
The Lotus 340R was introduced by Lotus in 2000 as a limited edition, unique, Elise based sports car for the track, but also eligible for road use. It received a fantastic national and specialist press by rewriting the standards of performance and road holding for a production road car at the time. Limited to just 340 units globally, it showcased their engineering prowess and all cars were sold out at £35,000 each within 4 weeks of launch. All cars were delivered in 2000/2001 and various upgrades then became available from the factory. This particular car was kept by Lotus cars for potential development, although it was never actually used. Bizarrely in 2004 Lotus had to apply for individual vehicle type approval for this particular car to be sold (certificate of conformity in the history file) and road registered, as the original had run out in 2001! Supplied new through Christopher Neil Sportscars, the car was first registered in May 2004. The history file confirms this background and also service bills and MoT's confirm the very limited mileage of just 2,028 today. It was supplied with factory upgrades that included a 190bhp engine upgrade, an ultra-close ratio gearbox, a stainless steel exhaust, adjustable dampers, four point racing harnesses and lightweight "Reverie" seats. Today it is a sensibly guided, unique opportunity to buy the 'last' 340R to officially leave the factory. Ready to be enjoyed this Summer it has an MOT and road tax until October 2013.